Sunday, November 11, 2012

Together

                                                                                
                                                                                                    Acrylic, 5x7


 I think I improved the painting from the last post.  What do you think?

I have joined Daily Paintworks, an on-line gallery where artists sell their work.  I haven't posted any paintings yet.   I feel some trepidation about it.  It's another new step for me.  I felt the same way when I started this blog.  Now I am very comfortable with the blogging process and fairly comfortable knowing people are watching.  I know part of why I am comfortable is because I pretty much know at the present time who my Watchers are.  Even though the blog has been publicly viewable for all this time, not too many people know it exists.  Once I'm posting a painting on Daily Paintworks, there is the potential for many people I don't know yet to view my blog.  Which would be a good thing.  If I want to start selling my art and joining the on-line art community.  Which I do.  But I think it's fair to say I feel some trepidation.  Maybe I shouldn't admit to my fear publicly, since new people may be here soon to read this.  Maybe I should try to act confident even though I don't feel confident yet.  Maybe I will delete this post someday.  For for now, dear Watchers, I know that those of you who read this in the next day or so are my supporters and cheerleaders, and I know I can say these things to you.

I waited to start blogging until I felt "pregnant" with it, until I had a feeling that I couldn't start soon enough.  I joined Daily Paintworks because I also felt "pregnant" with it.  Should I wait for the same feeling to hit me before I post anything on Daily Paintworks, or should I just DO IT?!

There are so many little paintings all over my house and studio, I would like to start selling some of them.   I have one that is intended for a friend that I can't even find!  She picked it out from this blog when I was with her in NYS a couple of weeks ago, and I can't even find it.  I wonder if other artists ever "lose" paintings.  I know it's here somewhere.....


6 comments:

Doug Wasilieff said...

Hi Meredith

I think your feelings are quite normal. Not knowing who is looking at your paintings and what they think of the paintings is very scary, but you will get over it as soon as you make your first sale. Daily Paintworks is a great concept and you will be joining a community of like minded people. I have thought about it myself, so maybe one day I will join you.

As for missing paintings, I have paintings scattered all over my studio. I have a dresser drawer full of pastel painting, some I can't even remember painting. lol

Good luck with your new venture. Have fun!

Doug

Meredith Adler said...

LOL, I love the image of you going thru a drawer and finding a painting you don't remember and wondering, "Now who did this one?" Really funny.

Thanks for your encouragement. I hope you do join DPW one of these days, too. It would be very nice to see you there!

carol edan said...

yes the subtle change in the sky really improved... lovely landscape!!!

Meredith Adler said...

Thanks so much, Carol--getting feedback really helps. And thanks for stopping by again!

Marcia said...

Meredith, I look forward to seeing all your paintings on DPW. Your trepidation is unfounded. :) Marcia

Meredith Adler said...

Marcia, thank you so, so much for your support and encouragement, you have no idea how much it means. Watchers, if you are so inclined, I do highly encourage you to check out the paintings on Marcia's blog. In case you don't know, you can click on her name above her comment, or click on her name in the right-hand column of this blog. I am absolutely in love with her painting Sweet Baby Girl. Check out her Santa, too, among many other wonderful offerings!

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